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Giatec In Denmark

Giatec’s SmartRock sensors are continuing to get adopted internationally. With sensors sold in over 25 countries since launched in November 2015, we are looking forward…

Kolkata Overpass Collapse

On March 31st 2016, one of the largest cities in India, Kolkata, witnessed a massive overpass collapsed. The massive structure collapsed onto a busy intersection in the commercial district of the city. According to multiple media outlets at least 20 individuals have been killed and up to 150 others were trapped after the overpass collapsed.

Concrete Hub, the educational mobile app

Click on your smartphone’s app store and type in concrete, what do you find? Nothing but endless calculator apps to help determine the amount of…

UCLA researchers turn carbon dioxide into sustainable concrete

UCLA researchers turn carbon dioxide into sustainable concrete. The new building material could transform polluting emissions into a valuable resource. A team of interdisciplinary researchers at UCLA has been working on a unique solution that may help eliminate these sources of greenhouse gases.

Corrosion is a never-ending problem for concrete

Estimates put the cost of concrete corrosion at about $9 billion annually. This article looks at the causes of corrosion and what’s being done to mitigate it and notes that ultrasonic and videoscope inspection can help determine if corrosion is occurring inside concrete.

Weak Concrete Blamed in Taiwan High-Rise Collapse

Design issues or lack of quality control? Empty oil cans were used as “construction materials” in the 17-story building that collapsed earlier this month in Taiwan following the 6.4 magnitude earthquake. Moreover, the rebar bending appeared to be performed incorrectly.

Researchers work to develop self-healing concrete

Researchers are hoping to use concrete’s natural properties to help aid in the healing process and extend the life of the material. The article summarizes much of the research into self-healing concrete.

De-icing concrete could improve roadway safety

De-icing concrete could improve roadway safety, guard against corporate espionage Got the game on? Don’t miss a shot with SmartRock® in hand. Move faster. Cure…

2016 Product Catalogue

Our 2016 Product Catalogue is out! Please download it from here to see the latest smart concrete testing technologies developed by Giatec.

VIDEO: What is concrete maturity?

In this video, you will learn more about the concept and application of the Maturity Method in concrete. Maturity Measurement has long been known as an effective approach in estimating the early age strength of concrete materials.

Evolution of Bridge Inspection

A great article published by one of Giatec Scientific’s very own in this month’s issue of Concrete Engineering International associated with The UK Concrete Society….

Subway Lines on the Rise

The city of Las Vegas, Nevada has been notorious for its new projects in infrastructure for decades, and now a new breakthrough addition is about…

Bridge Inspection Realities

In light of The construction season upon us here in Canada, here is a very informative infographic about bridge inspection practices in America and where…

Self-Healing Bio-Concrete

An invention by Delft University microbiologist Hendrik Jonkers offers an innovative approach to creating more stable concrete by adding limestone-producing bacteria to the mix; i.e. self-healing bioconcrete.

A 21st Century Solution to our Problems

How smart technology is changing the concrete industry for the better Got the game on? Don’t miss a shot with SmartRock® in hand. Move faster….

Concrete Electrical Resistivity

In an article published by the Concrete International, the basic concepts and measurement techniques as well as the applications of electrical resistivity method as novel NDT approach for concrete quality control are discussed.

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